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When he talked about the need to shut down Guantanamo, he said: "Look at the current situation, where we are force-feeding detainees who are holding a hunger strike.
4 hrs ago | Daily Kos
Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Edward Markey is holding a 12-point lead over his Republican competitor Gabriel Gomez, according to a poll released on Thursday.
8 hrs ago | MSNBC
Thirteen years of supersized earthquakes, such as Friday's magnitude-8.3 in Russia, have contaminated GPS sites around the world, a new study finds.
12 hrs ago | Daily Kos
BOLD NE A school district in Hot Springs, S.D. held a mock emergency drill based on an imaginary threat letter that said, "things dear to everyone will be destroyed unless continuation of the Keystone pipeline and uranium mining is stopped immediately." "The [Keystone and mining] opponents are about as non-violent bunch of people as you can ... (more)
12 hrs ago | Common Dreams
Gisele Mata of Whittier, California, never considered herself a political activist.
12 hrs ago | Daily Kos
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, offering something of a self-endorsement on Thursday night at Iowa's annual Polk County GOP fundraising dinner: "We should look to our states, to our governors, to our state legislative leaders to show the pathway we take not only in our states but in our country to move forward," the Wisconsin governor told more than ... (more)
16 hrs ago | Common Dreams
Remember the phrase "good union job"? In contrast to the contingent fragile world of retail, service and fast food, a good union job is the sort union coal miners have.
19 hrs ago | Common Dreams
Syria's civil war has inspired some in Congress and in the media. Stupidity or insanity? Some people don't learn from past mistakes.
21 hrs ago | National Public Radio
In Massachusetts, what's been a relatively lackluster campaign to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Secretary of State John Kerry is heating up.
A horrifying murder took place Wednesday afternoon, in South East London. Two men in their 20's attacked and beheaded a British soldier with a machete-style knife.
In the furious fallout from the revelation that the IRS flagged applications from conservative nonprofits for extra review because of their political activity, some points about the big picture Consider this our Top 6 list of need-to-know facts on social welfare nonprofits , also known as dark money groups because they don't have to disclose their ... (more)
Some of the world's wealthiest corporations - utilizing secretive tax havens backed by powerful governments - are siphoning billions of dollars of potential revenue from the very same poor countries that foreign investment is so often said to be helping.
The axe has come down in Chicago in the largest mass school closing in US history, an act opponents have called an attempt to further privatize the school system and "neoliberal savagery masquerading as school reform." Months of protests and public furor preceded the Chicago Board of Education vote on Wednesday to close 49 elementary schools and ... (more)
Satellite image from Oct. 29, 2012, shows Hurricane Sandy off of Maryland and Virginia.
Two men yesterday engaged in a horrific act of violence on the streets of London by using what appeared to be a meat cleaver to hack to death a British soldier.
Tim Ritter is one of three people within the Temecula Valley Unified School District who were aware of the undercover police operation that occurred for several months on Temecula school campuses.
An active duty soldier was "beheaded" Wednesday afternoon in London by machete-wielding assailants who were shot by police moments later, British media outlets reported.
The National Weather Service published a map showing much of the U.S. had a "slight risk" of severe thunderstorms.